Whitmer’s Trap Door Bridges

Photo Credit: Dale Young

Thousands of dollars in car repairs aren’t the only thing Michigan motorists need to worry about when it comes to driving on Gretchen Whitmer’s broken roads, as trap door bridges appear to be en vogue in Detroit.

According to a local group, Whitmer’s administration was warned multiple times about a structurally unstable bridge over the Lodge freeway that a Detroiter fell through last week.

Shockingly, Whitmer’s transportation department didn’t address the bridge until after the man fell through.

“Gretchen Whitmer’s trap door bridge repair program is putting Michigan motorists and pedestrians in critical danger as she fails to fix Michigan’s roads and bridges,” said RGA Spokesman Chris Gustafson. “These infrastructure failures are the direct result of Whitmer’s broken promise to Michigan voters, and sadly her inaction is now endangering families.”

State was told of problems before man fell through Detroit bridge, nonprofit says
The Detroit News
George Hunter

Detroit — Advocates said Monday they warned the state that the city’s freeway walkways were in need of repair including a pedestrian bridge a Detroit man claims collapsed beneath him last week, causing him to fall toward the freeway below.

The Spruce Street pedestrian bridge that Detroit attorney Ely Hydes told The Detroit News he fell through toward the Lodge Freeway was the subject of at least one previous complaint about structural problems, according to the Detroit Greenways Coalition, a nonprofit that pushes for better hiking and biking pathways in the city.

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